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it is consistant with the age rule that to avoid the 10% penalty, you must be at least 59.5 when one makes an IRA withdrawal

LOL! Consistently weird. This particular issue never came across my radar before this thread. Now I'll have to stop saying, with respect to the 59 1/2 rule, "Everything else about IRAs and age deals with years, but this is a specific date."

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